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Congrats to the Made in Alberta Award Nominees!

May 17, 2021

We're sending a huge congratulations to all the Be Local businesses who were nominated for a Made in Alberta Award! The Made in Alberta Awards are put on by Avenue Magazine, who is also a Be Local member. The awards celebrate great Alberta products, businesses and ingenuity, and we couldn't be more proud of our members who've made the shortlist. Check out some of the incredible nominees below! 


Be Local Business: MOB Honey
Nominated Product: SAVOURY HONEY TRIO
A trio of small batch blends that every honey-lover needs: Truffle Honey, Applewood Smoked Honey, and Umami Fermented Black Garlic.


Be Local Business: Nature's Coco Cups
Nominated Product: NATURE'S ECO BLENDS
These satchels of coco are dairy free, vegan and filled with natural superfood blends. Simply add to hot water and enjoy!


Be Local Business: Adrienne Furrie
Nominated Product: LIP BALM 
A luxuriously smooth and creamy lip balm locally produced in Calgary, Alberta using all-natural ingredients and compostable paper-based packaging.


Be Local Business: T'oria Skincare
Nominated Product: WHIPPED BODY BUTTER
A shea body butter that is whipped together with a careful blend of ethically sourced mix of sweet almond oil, coconut oil, and of course, shea butter. 


Be Local Business: Mobile Escape
Nominated Product: ESCAPE MAIL
Escape Mail is like an escape room in an envelope! This award-winning episode series features mind-boggling puzzles, paper crafting, exciting videos and interactive materials.


Be Local Business: Colouring It Forward
It's more than a colouring book, it’s a gathering place for people to share their stories and Native Canadian art, as well as to build a community. C.I.F. is an Indigenous social enterprise and make donations from their sales to Indigenous social projects.


Be Local Business: Ellie Bianca
                                                  Nominated Product: SQUALANE & MORINGA FACE SERUM                                                           This serum is delicately formulated with moringa, marula and plant based squalane which work synergistically to deliver moisture, manage wrinkles and hydrate skin.


Be Local Business: Oh My Garden
This eco-friendly, gentle, pH-balanced shampoo is safe for color-treated hair. Gently cleanses, moisturizes, and protects hair!


Be Local Business: Motivated By Nature
This online nature challenge can help you decrease stress, increase your immunity and bring more joy back into your life. Each participant will creatively come up with daily challenges aligned with the prompts from the alphabet. The prompts will encourage your creativity to flow, to make them uniquely yours!

Be Local Business: Village Brewery
Keep a sturdy grip on this hand-forged ale. It is an alloy of premium two-row Alberta barley, roasted to a black malt and infused with quantities of potent, bitter hops!


Be Local Business: Sarjesa Inc.
Nominated Product: PEPPERMINT BLEND
This divine tea is made entirely with plants that can be found in Alberta’s expanse of prairie grass, this blend of sage and peppermint with subtle hints of rose reminds us to step back and reconnect with the local lands we love!


Be Local Business: Allan David Bespoke Tailoring
Nominated Product: BESPOKE SUIT
This suit is made 100% onsite in Calgary by Allan David. The perfect way to look sharp and be local!


Be Local Business: Red Fox Fungi
Each jar has approximately a half pound of gourmet mushrooms dehydrated and powdered in them. The reason they call it “The Secret Ingredient” is that the mushrooms give each blend that distinct savoury, rich, umami flavour that mushrooms deliver without actually tasting like mushrooms! 


Check out more awesome local businesses that are nominated HERE! 
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